Korean Air is expanding its network to the Middle East with a direct service between Korea and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
From 9 November, Korean Air will commence the direct service three times a week, flying from Incheon to Riyadh, and then onto Jeddah.
The Seoul -Riyadh-Jeddah flights will operate on Monday, Wednesday and Friday. KE961 departs at 21:55 and will arrive in Riyadh at 03:10 the next day. The flight continues its journey departing from Riyadh at 04:20, arriving Jeddah at 06:15.
On the return KE962 departs from Jeddah at 11:00 and arrives in Riyadh at 12:35. The flight departs from Riyadh at 13:55 and arrives Seoul at 05:00 next day.
The Seoul – Riyadh – Jeddah route will be operated with an Airbus 330-200, seating 218 passengers across three classes – offering six first class suites, ad 24 business class flatbeds.
With its new Jeddah service, Korean Air aims to attract business travellers visiting Saudi Arabia and will develop the market, which is perceived to have great potential for growth. The service will also be of interest to transit passengers from neighbouring countries to Korea, including Japan and China.